FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Friday, March 20th, 2020
NBC SPORTS PRESENTS HOCKEY WEEK IN AMERICA WITH TOP HOCKEY MOMENTS OF PAST DECADE STARTING MARCH 23 ON NBCSN
70+ Hours of Stanley Cup Clinchers, Game 7 Overtime Thrillers, Iconic Outdoor Games, Top Olympic Moments, and Crosby vs. Ovechkin
Content to Stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports App
STAMFORD, Conn. – March 20, 2020 – Beginning March 23, NBC Sports will present Hockey Week in America on NBCSN, reliving the top NHL games and moments from the past 10-plus years, including Stanley Cup clinchers, Game 7 overtime thrillers, NHL outdoor games, Olympic hockey moments, and the best of the Sidney Crosby–Alex Ovechkin rivalry.
Beginning Monday, March 23, through Thursday, March 26, NBCSN will present 12 hours of hockey programming from 3 p.m. – 3 a.m. ET, with each night focusing on a specific theme of recent hockey history. From Friday, March 27 – Sunday, March 29, NBCSN will showcase seven hours of themed hockey programming in primetime from 8 p.m. ET to 3 a.m. ET. Below is each day’s highlighted content throughout the week:
- Monday, March 23: Game 7 overtime thrillers
- Tuesday, March 24: Notable playoff rivalry games
- Wednesday, March 25: NHL outdoor games
- Thursday, March 26: Stanley Cup Final clinching games
- Friday, March 27: Notable individual performances
- Saturday, March 28: Sidney Crosby-Alex Ovechkin playoff showdowns
- Sunday, March 29: Game 7 overtime thrillers
Programming will also stream on NBCSports.com and the NBC Sports app.
Leading into Hockey Week in America, NBC will air three hours of hockey programming this Sunday, beginning with a 2020 Hockey Day in America special at 12 p.m. ET that will be a collection of feature stories from NBC Sports’ day-long broadcast last month. Additionally, the Miracle on Ice – 40th Anniversary special that features Al Michaels and Mike Tirico will be presented at 12:30 p.m. ET, followed by the Wired: Stadium Series programs from 2020 and 2019.
MONDAY, MARCH 23 – GAME 7 OVERTIME THRILLERS
NBCSN will present four notable Stanley Cup Playoffs Game 7 overtime matchups from the past decade, beginning at 3 p.m. ET. These matchups include the Bruins unlikely third-period comeback against the Maple Leafs in the opening round in 2013 and Alec Martinez’ OT game-winner to send the Kings to the 2014 Stanley Cup Final.
|Washington vs. New York Rangers (2015 Second Round)||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Los Angeles vs. Chicago (2014 Western Conf. Final)||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Toronto vs. Boston (2013 Eastern Conf. Quarterfinals)||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Vegas vs. San Jose (2019 First Round)||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Toronto vs. Boston (2013 Eastern Conf. Quarterfinals)||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Los Angeles vs. Chicago (2014 Western Conf. Final)||1 a.m.||NBCSN|
TUESDAY, MARCH 24 – PLAYOFF RIVALRIES
NBCSN will showcase four memorable playoff rivalry games beginning at 3 p.m. ET. These matchups include Game 3 of the 2012 Penguins-Flyers, which saw a combined 12 goals and more than 150 combined penalty minutes, including a fight between Sidney Crosby and Claude Giroux, as well as Game 6 of the 2012 Eastern Conference Final between the rival N.Y. Rangers and N.J. Devils that sent New Jersey to the Stanley Cup Final.
|Los Angeles vs. San Jose (2014 First Round, Game 7)||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|N.Y. Rangers vs. New Jersey (2012 Eastern Conf. Final, Game 6)||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia (2012 Eastern Conf. Quarterfinals, Game 3)||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Chicago vs. St. Louis (2014 First Round, Game 2)||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|N.Y. Rangers vs. New Jersey (2012 Eastern Conf. Final, Game 6)||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia (2012 Eastern Conf. Quarterfinals, Game 3)||1 a.m.||NBCSN|
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 25 – NHL OUTDOOR GAMES
NBC Sports will present four NHL outdoor games, including this year’s Winter Classic on New Year’s Day between the Stars and Predators at 6 p.m. and 12 a.m. ET. Wednesday’s programming is highlighted by the inaugural Winter Classic featuring the Pittsburgh Penguins and Buffalo Sabres at Ralph Wilson Stadium in Orchard Park, N.Y, in 2008, at 8 p.m. ET, as Sidney Crosby punctuated the event with his shootout goal in the snow. Wednesday’s coverage continues at 10 p.m. ET with the Toronto-Detroit 2014 Winter Classic, which was also played in the snow in front of 100,000-plus fans at Michigan Stadium and is tied for the highest-rated NHL regular-season game in the past 40 years (2.5 HH rating; 4.404 million viewers).
|2019 Stadium Series: Pittsburgh vs. Philadelphia||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Wired: Stadium Series – Penguins vs. Flyers (2019)||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2008 Winter Classic: Pittsburgh vs. Buffalo||6 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2020 Winter Classic: Nashville vs. Dallas||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2014 Winter Classic: Toronto vs. Detroit||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|2020 Winter Classic: Nashville vs. Dallas||12 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Road to 2020 Winter Classic||2 a.m.||NBCSN|
THURSDAY, MARCH 26 – STANLEY CUP CLINCHERS
Four Stanley Cup clinching games will be presented on NBCSN, including the Capitals’ first-ever Stanley Cup in 2018, the beginning of the Blackhawks’ dynasty with their 2010 Stanley Cup victory, and an iconic Stanley Cup Final Game 7 from 2009 between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings.
|Pittsburgh vs. Detroit (2009 Game 7)||3 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Chicago vs. Philadelphia (2010 Game 6)||5 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Chicago vs. Boston (2013 Game 6)||7 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Washington vs. Vegas (2018 Game 5)||9 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Pittsburgh vs. Detroit (2009 Game 7)||11 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Chicago vs. Philadelphia (2010 Game 6)||1 a.m.||NBCSN|
FRIDAY, MARCH 27 – NOTABLE INDIVIDUAL PERFORMANCES
Three notable individual Stanley Cup Playoffs performances will be showcased on NBCSN including John Tavares leading the Islanders to a playoff series win in 2016 for the first time in 23 years, Ben Bishop’s 52 saves in a Game 7 that nearly derailed the Blues’ 2019 Stanley Cup run and Patrick Kane’s series-clinching hat trick to send Chicago to the 2013 Stanley Cup.
|Florida vs. New York Islanders (2016 First Round) – John Tavares||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Dallas vs. St. Louis (2019 Second Round) – Ben Bishop||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Los Angeles vs. Chicago (2013 Western Conf. Final) – Patrick Kane||12 a.m.||NBCSN|
SATURDAY, MARCH 28 – CROSBY VS. OVECHKIN
The rivalry between Sidney Crosby and Alex Ovechkin will be on full display for seven hours on NBCSN on Saturday, with three of their most memorable playoff matchups: the “dueling hat trick” game in 2009 will air at 8 p.m. ET, followed by a pair of overtime series clinchers in 2016 and 2018. In all three instances, the winner of these series went on to win the Stanley Cup.
|Pittsburgh vs. Washington (2009 Eastern Conf. Semifinals, Game 2)||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Washington vs. Pittsburgh (2016 Second Round, Game 6)||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Washington vs. Pittsburgh (2018 Second Round, Game 6)||12:30 a.m.||NBCSN|
SUNDAY, MARCH 29
|Toronto vs. Boston (2013 Eastern Conf. Quarterfinal)||8 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Vegas vs. San Jose (2019 First Round)||10 p.m.||NBCSN|
|Los Angeles vs. Chicago (2014 Western Conf. Final)||12 a.m.||NBCSN|
|Wired: Stadium Series – Kings vs. Avalanche (2020)||2 a.m.||NBCSN|
*Please note this programming announcement has been modified from the original annoucement on March 20, 2020*